If you’re an avid consumer of entertainment, you must be well aware of Drew Allison Carey. Not only did he star in his own sitcom, The Drew Carey Show, he was also a part of multiple films, even hosting the famous game show “The Price Is Right.” As part of Hollywood, Drew Carey eventually joined the list of celebrities that went through an impressive and dramatic weight loss transformation.
However, how exactly did it happen and what was his secret?
In 2001, Drew Carey experienced chest pains that sent him to the hospital while he was working on “The Drew Carey Show.” The doctors then discovered that one of the arteries of his heart had been blocked so they had to do an angioplasty.
Health reasons coupled with his feeling “sick of being fat on camera,” he changed his lifestyle in 2010. Once he began seeing results, he found it hard to stop. It was difficult to be fat and have type-2 diabetes so he decided to do something about it and work towards living long enough to see his stepson grow up.
He began dieting, working out, and used a custom-made appetite suppressant administered by a Hollywood nutritionist. He works with somebody who can give him advice on what to do, how many minutes he should run, what his heart rate should be and things related to a healthy routine.
“[I do] about 45 minutes of cardio, at least 45 minutes of cardio. I’ve been kind of lazy like lately, so I’m not doing it six days a week, but I will be for this next month.” Carey said in an interview with Huffington Post.
The only strict rule that Carey said he follows is he no longer eats doughnuts. He doesn’t have food full of carbs. “I have cheated a couple of times, but basically no carbs, not even a cracker. No bread at all. No pizza, nothing. No corn, no beans, no starches of any kind. Egg whites in the morning or like, Greek yoghurt, cut some fruit,” Carey says.
He cut off fast food, gluten, snacks, and drinks full of sugar like soda and coffee. Carey says he will still enjoy the occasional indulgence, just not entire pizzas!
Drew Carey made sure he worked his hardest and eventually reached his goal, no longer diabetic, and happier with his health, and he encourages others to do it too.